What about the opponents of same-sex marriage who do not have gay children? What about the bullies of LGBT youth? What about the perpetrators of hate crimes? What about religious leaders who preach hate? What will it take for these people to reexamine their beliefs?
Sen. Portman could have remained silent about his son's coming out. That inaction would have been politically expedient for a conservative member of the Republican Party. Instead, he took to the air and wrote an op-ed explaining why he had changed his position on marriage equality.